Saturday, March 12, 2016

Perfectly Dishonest Smile

Pressure to perfect
Teeth and the bite
Whomever invented
This tortuous rite

Whomever's audacity
Ego foretold
Thinking the dentist
Should sell and be sold

Thinking the children
The aging the poor
Could be beset with
Eliminating lore

About 'long in the tooth'
And 'aging with grace'
Plus character's lineage
Engraved in the face

Why must one whiten
Pull and detail
Nature's perfection
Judgmental mouth jail

I just like regular
Natural states
Teeth and lips living
Without puncture and brace

Please leave me alone
With my imperfect ways
The perfect smile reflects
Dishonesty and fakes

Eve Featherstone

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